The Flames of Love and Hatred

Description

The acclaimed Finnish author charts the tragic destiny of communists in a divided Finland, documented in her own family history

Sirpa Kähkönen’s grandfather, a committed communist, spent seven years in a labour camp during the 1930s. Amidst the heightened political struggle, hatred and broken dreams, the flames of forbidden love endured.

 

Type

Author

Original title

Vihan ja Rakkauden Liekit

English extract

See above

Year of publication

2010

Original publisher

Published originally in Finnish by Otava Publishing Company

Page count

287

Nominations

  • Finlandia Non-Fiction Prize 2010